Ray Lewis announces retirement after 17 seasons

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Pskinner_mma314
1/2/13 2:10:18PM
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Truly a sad day for football. Greatest linebacker of all time.
BuffaloDave
1/2/13 2:44:50PM
I don't know if I would call him the greatest LB of all time, definitely up there though.
cowcatcher
1/2/13 2:46:12PM
Everyone's time comes eventually. He was as feared of a player as there's been over the past 17 years, and was one of the best ever.
Theoutlaw08
1/2/13 2:52:16PM
Huge fan. Ray Lewis was amazing. Sad that he is done. Truly one of the best LB around. He was terrifying. Great career.
jay98107
1/2/13 3:15:25PM
He will probably go down as one of the 10 greatest defensive players of all time. As a pretty young person who hasn't seen that many greats walk away, I must say that this is the saddest I have ever been when hearing that an athlete plans to retire. I will genuinely miss seeing him on a football field (and commercials with Paul Rudd for that matter).
jay98107
1/2/13 3:20:58PM
Furthermore, one of the few guys I've seen that truly played for the love of the game.
40ouncetofreedom
1/2/13 3:37:31PM
Growing up in SW PA and being a Pittsburgh fan.I actually have to admit i'll miss Ray Ray.I'll miss rooting against him and his team and the rivalry between Steelers and Ravens will be somewhat less intriguing with him gone.Although you got still got T sizzle to hold it down for a few more years....But good luck with Flacco as your new leader as he claims to be...That and him claiming to an elite QB
Anyways..Ray Lewis best at what he did for a long time...and pains me to say it..but you will be missed.
Poor_Franklin
1/2/13 4:18:20PM
the way he transformed his game & his training regimen to remain a force in the NFL throughout the years is what i will remember most.
KaibaThedon
1/2/13 6:30:50PM
i'll never forget watching the superbowl as a little child and seeing that defense truly does win championships...

lewis in his fur coat and his "52" necklace made him my favourite player from when i was a kid
kopower
1/2/13 6:38:50PM
One of the most intense, throwback, defensive players in his time. I'm sure he'll end up broadcasting, or being a linebackers coach on a team. Easily a first ballot hall of famer.
sbulldavid
1/2/13 9:40:23PM
My favorite memory, which seems to have been erased from history - was him knocking Eddie George out cold. He put the fear into George and he was never the fearless back he was before that, I've been looking for a clip of this for years.
emfleek
1/2/13 9:56:05PM
Indy will send him packing this weekend baby!

GO COLTS!

Khaos
1/3/13 3:24:45AM
Despite living in the greater Pittsburgh area my entire life, I am a huge Ravens fan and am sad to see him retire, although it had to happen eventually. Sine I doubt they'll make it to the Super Bowl this year, I at least hope they beat the Colts, so the man can leave home field with a win.
Pskinner_mma314
1/3/13 4:13:19AM

Posted by Khaos

Despite living in the greater Pittsburgh area my entire life, I am a huge Ravens fan and am sad to see him retire, although it had to happen eventually. Sine I doubt they'll make it to the Super Bowl this year, I at least hope they beat the Colts, so the man can leave home field with a win.



I'm seriously hoping the ravens galvanize around this and win the superbowl and send him out that way......every legit team thats in already has a real chance for at least the next 4 years
prozacnation1978
1/3/13 7:39:58AM
I was hoping he would play one more year.
Damm they drafted him when I was in high school
I remember I was a huge football whore back then
I watched the draft on tv
postman
1/3/13 9:31:31AM

Posted by iwannabesedated

Growing up in SW PA and being a Pittsburgh fan.I actually have to admit i'll miss Ray Ray.I'll miss rooting against him and his team and the rivalry between Steelers and Ravens will be somewhat less intriguing with him gone.Although you got still got T sizzle to hold it down for a few more years....But good luck with Flacco as your new leader as he claims to be...That and him claiming to an elite QB
Anyways..Ray Lewis best at what he did for a long time...and pains me to say it..but you will be missed.



Yeah the rivelry was a little less hyped this year with out Hines involved. Suggs even said he missed Ward lol. Ray lewis is a guy I was trained to hate but he was a monster.
Bubbles
1/3/13 5:21:39PM
WAR RAY LEWIS